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What AI Is and Isn’t

I think there is a lot of paranoia about Artificial Intelligence. Some of it is warranted but not for the reasons many would suspect. On Twitter, for instance, Elon Musk speculated that an AI system could choose to start a … Continue reading

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North West eLearning Presentation

This is the presentation I am doing for the North West eLearning Conference (Thurs. 4:00 PM, Olympia Room). Great conference so far – as usual! All resources are linked. Email me at consult@geoffcain.com if you have any questions or would … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: CSU’s QOLT

I have used the California State University’s Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) rubric to evaluate courses as well as its ancestor, the CSU Chico rubric. This is the two-page version of the QOLT rubric. I have seen this rubric … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: OCAT and Peer Assessment Process

The Coulter Faculty Center eLearning Faculty Fellows at Western Carolina University¬†developed the “Online Course Assessment Tool and Peer Assessment Process” or “OCAT.” This is essentially a checklist style rubric designed to provide peer feedback on the design of their online … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: CMU’s Quality Assurance Checklist

In my look at online course rubrics, I want to include Central Michigan University’s Quality Assurance Checklist¬†from their Center for Instructional Design (CID) because it is typical of what most colleges who do have a rubric usually have. There is … Continue reading

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Course Rubrics: Quality Matters

I have a lot of experience with this rubric as a teacher, instructional designer, and administrator. I have worked with the Quality Matters rubric in some form or another since the early 2000’s. I was certified as a reviewer through … Continue reading

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Start-Up Weekend Education: Coming to Seattle and a Classroom Near You!

Start-Up Weekend Education Seattle 2016 is coming Nov. 18-20 at the Seattle Library. It is sponsored by the Seattle Library Foundation – which kind of figures because so much innovation in education has been coming out of libraries. I was … Continue reading

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Edu Tech Time Machine

This should be filed under “the-more-things-change-the-more-they-remain-the-same” if I had such a file. I was waiting in the library for a faculty member to return from a meeting the other day and I took off the shelf the Jan. 1960 copy … Continue reading

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CSU Summer Institute: on usefulness and benefit

Eleven Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the … Continue reading

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It’s not what you think, its what you feel…

…and darling, you feel marvelous, or inspired, or funny, or persuasive, or jaw-dropping…at least that is how the TED Talks are being promoted on the Apple TV app. TED is entertainment – if you learn something from any of the … Continue reading

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